Common Symptoms of Sciatica and Its Diagnosis


Do you experience pain from your lower spine to your buttock and the back of your leg? These may be signs of sciatica. This occurs when a herniated disk or bone spur on the spine compresses part of a nerve which results in inflammation, pain, and numbness in the affected leg.

As a provider of physical therapy in Brooklyn, New York, we have rehabilitated clients with this condition. Aside from pain in the lower spine, some of the common symptoms include numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the affected leg.

While mild sciatica often goes away over time, you should consult your doctor if the pain lasts longer than a week, is severe, or becomes progressively worse.

Your doctor may check your muscle strength and reflexes during a physical exam to diagnose this condition. You may also be asked to take imaging tests such as X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, and EMG if you experience severe pain that is severe or doesn’t improve within a few weeks.

Your doctor may recommend some prescription drugs to manage your sciatica pain as well as physical therapy in Far Rockaway to prevent future injuries.

Are you looking for someone to help you manage your sciatica pain? Come on over to Road to Recovery Physical and Occupational Therapy. We offer specialized programs to free you from physical and emotional stress caused by pain.

We offer various therapy services such as geriatric rehab, neuromuscular rehab, sports rehab, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in New York.

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